After gentle crushing with partial disengagement, a very intense vat maceration is followed during the period of alcoholic fermentation, with which it is desired to obtain the highest possible extraction of the quality constituents present in the films, at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C. During this phase, a strict control of the fermentation temperatures, the density, is carried out in order to select the ideal moment for the addition of the brandy, which is necessary to stop the fermentation and to "benefit" the wine. These two factors, decided by the winemaker on a case-by-case basis, determine the maceration time and its final residual sugar content.
After the harvest the wine remains in the Douro, being subject, during the winter, to the first raft. During this, the necessary final adjustments of the alcohol content and acidity are made. He is transported to Porto during the following spring, entering the usual process of aging Port wine in oak vats. During this period, the wines are subject to numerous raffles, analysis and tests, which allow to accompany their aging, and act with stockings and corrections whenever the evidence determines. The final lot is obtained after careful selection of the wines, in the insistent demand of the best quality.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca
Aroma of excellent complexity and intensity with salience for the iodized notes, the sea air, spiced pepper and cinnamon, balsamic the resin and slightly mentholado and presence of red fruits and black fruits. In the mouth it has an excellent volume, good acidity, firm tannins well wrapped, spicy notes, red fruits and a very long and complex finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
Store horizontally at a ± 15º C, constant temperature. Best served at 15 - 18ºC.
It pairs well with chocolate-rich desserts, red fruit tarts and intense and creamy cheeses.
Reviews and Awards:
. 92 points in CellarTracker;
. 91 points in Stephen Tanzer;
. 86 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 16,5 points in Jancis Robinson;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2015;
. Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016;
. Gold medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015;
. Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2008;
. Silver medal Vinalies Internationales 2005.